WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Police have arrested the man they say shot a 20-year-old in the face with a sawed-off shotgun earlier this month.
Charleston Police Department investigators said Darren Clark Green, 24, was taken into custody just before midnight Thursday.
According to court documents, Green shot the male victim on Sept. 12 around 5:45 p.m. as he was walking from the Kwik Stop at 1381 Ashley River Road to Falkirk Drive, where officers found him suffering from a wound near his left eye.
According to investigators, a witness told them he saw a black male wearing a red t-shirt with white writing on it run to the backyard of 22 Ophir Drive immediately following the shooting. The witness said he observed the suspect stand on a table in the backyard and place an unknown object in a hole underneath a woodshed roof.
When officers searched the scene, they found a sawed-off shotgun in the hole.
Officers checked surveillance video from the Kwik Stop, and saw Green wearing the aforementioned red shirt with white writing, documents state. The video then shows Green riding by the victim and there "appeared to be some conversation or interaction between the two," according to the affidavit.
When officers interviewed Green, he told them the victim had made a derogatory comment to him and then said the victim actually pulled out the shotgun and as the two struggled over the gun, it went off and struck the victim in the face. Green did admit to hiding the weapon, investigators said.
In a subsequent interview with investigators, the victim adamantly denied any conversation or altercation with anyone prior to the shooting.
Green in charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He was granted a $50,000 bond during a hearing Friday afternoon.